C2 Communications, a subsidiary of C2 Global Technologies Inc., said on Thursday it had filed a law suit against seven big U.S. telecomm- unications providers saying the companies infringed its patent for Internet telephone services.
C2, a patent licensing company, said the suit. filed in a Texas court against AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications, BellSouth Corp, Qwest Communications International Inc, Sprint Nextel Corp Level 3 Communications Inc and Global Crossing Ltd.
Representatives from six of the telephone companies were not immediately available for comment and Global Crossing declined comment.
Copyright 2006 Reuters Limited.
NOTE: For more telecom/internet/networking/computer news from the daily media, check out our feature 'Telecom Digest Extra' each day at. Hundreds of new articles daily. And, discuss this and other topics in our forum at (or) For more news and headlines from Reuters, please go to: